Amazon’s alleged Hi-Fi music streaming option will offer listeners songs that sound better than CDs. No word yet on when it might come out, though.
Internet April 27, 2019
Spotify is now available in India. The music streaming platform offers a library of 40 million songs and support for different languages across the country plus on-demand music access to free-tier users.
Apps/Software February 28, 2019
Rumors of Spotify’s physical product have been making rounds since April last year. A new report now corroborates this speculation, and it says the service may launch it later this year.
Gadgets January 19, 2019
Apple is throwing the towel on Connect, the social media center of Apple Music. Seems like the feature couldn’t avoid being the second iTunes Ping.
Apple December 14, 2018
Spotify teamed up with genealogy company Ancestry to provide users with playlists based on their DNA. The new feature is not free, but it shows that Spotify is trying its hardest to fight back against rival Apple Music.
Apps/Software September 26, 2018
Apple Music and Spotify each have 20 million paid subscribers in the United States, according to an exclusive Digital Music News report. Apple Music, however, is 'a hair ahead,' which is not a surprise.
Apple July 7, 2018
The Apple Music web player generated by widgets provided by the service was recently upgraded to allow subscribers to sign in and playback full songs and albums. Does this mean that a dedicated Apple Music web client is coming soon?
Apple June 4, 2018
Music streaming service Pandora revealed a new $15 service for up to six subscribers. The Premium Family plan takes all of the benefits of its regular Premium subscription and delivers the same advantages for all six members for a smaller monthly fee.
Apps/Software May 29, 2018
Spotify showcased its revamped app for free users for the first time since 2014. Free users will now get to shuffle less but for a limited selection.
Apps/Software April 24, 2018
Spotify and Hulu bundled their services for $12.99 bill per month for both. The bundle is currently available for Spotify Premium users, complete with a neat trial that further cuts the cost, and will extend to all users this summer.
Internet April 13, 2018
Spotify will release a 4G-capable standalone music players for cars, according to an offer that seemingly was released ahead of schedule. The device’s cost will be stacked on top of a typical Spotify subscription.
Gadgets April 7, 2018
Spotify has finally decided to become a publicly traded company. The move indicates significant changes in the company’s relationship with investors, artists, and even regular paying customers.
Apps/Software April 3, 2018
YouTube will soon launch a music streaming service, its answer to Spotify and Apple Music. How does it plan on attracting converting free users into subscribers? Bombarding them with ads, of course.
Internet March 22, 2018
Apple's Eddy Cue, the SVP of Internet Software and Services, announced on Monday that Apple Music now has 38 million paid monthly subscribers. Spotify is still the industry leader, but Apple Music is growing strong.
Apple March 14, 2018
Spotify has started cracking down on the modified apps that give free users access to some of the benefits of a Premium account. The music streaming service has disabled some accounts, and warned of possible terminations.
Apps/Software March 6, 2018
Spotify revealed earlier this year that it has 70 million paid subscribers, double the 36 million subscribers of Apple Music. However, according to The Wall Street Journal, Apple Music will take the lead over Spotify by summer.
Apple February 5, 2018
Called Stations, Spotify has launched a new music app on Google Play. Stations allows users to listen to music based on their favorite genres and playlists.
Apps/Software January 31, 2018
Justin Timberlake has teamed up with iHeartRadio to give his fans free access to stream 'Man of the Woods,’ during Super Bowl weekend. The album is set to release on Feb 2, 2018.
Celebrities January 25, 2018
Apple has revealed a new feature for Apple Music that gives artist some control. The Apple Music for Artists feature allows artists to view analytics for their work on the music streaming service.
Apple January 24, 2018
Wixen Music Publishing filed a lawsuit against Spotify, seeking $1.6 billion in damages. The legal action is bad news for the music streaming service, which is going public this year at a value of as high as $20 billion.
Business Tech January 3, 2018
If you’re in the market for a new music streaming service, Tidal has you covered. Jay-Z’s music service announced a 12-day holiday event that will allow anyone to access Tidal completely free starting Christmas day.
Apps/Software December 22, 2017
Heads up, Spotify, Apple Music, and Tidal: YouTube is going to enter the already-crowded music streaming space. The company has just signed a deal with two top music labels, indicating a possible 2018 launch.
Business Tech December 20, 2017
Music streaming service Tidal is in dire financial straits, reports say. Apparently, the company has only enough money to last six months, despite a sizeable investment from Sprint earlier this year.
Business Tech December 14, 2017
Pretty soon, YouTube Red and Google Play Music will merge into one service, Google has now confirmed. Google hopes this move could help its music streaming service attract more subscribers.
Internet July 28, 2017
Tesla could soon become an unlikely challenger against Spotify and Apple Music. Sources revealed that the electric car company has spoken with all the major labels regarding plans to launch its own music streaming service.
Apps/Software June 23, 2017
Apple quietly added a $99 annual subscription option for Apple Music, which translates to about $8.25 per month. Previously, Apple Music only offered a $9.99 monthly subscription, similar to rivals Spotify and Pandora.
Apple June 20, 2017
Google Play Music has launched New Release Radio, an exclusive radio station for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. The exclusivity of the feature for these smartphones, however, has been called into question.
Google June 20, 2017
Taylor Swift has finally returned to Spotify and Pandora, as she has brought all five of her albums back to all music streaming services. According to the singer's management team, the move was made to thank fans for their support.
Celebrities June 9, 2017
Pandora announced the launch of Premium, a new subscription tier for $9.99 a month.
Apps/Software March 13, 2017
Some of late singer Prince’s songs have appeared back on Spotify. The singer who died of drug overdose in 2016 was vehemently opposed to free music streaming apps and refused to put his work up on them during his lifetime.
Apps/Software February 16, 2017
SoundR is a new music app that creates playlists based on mood, emotions, activity and time of day that are presented as bubbles.
Apps/Software February 15, 2017
Chance the Rapper made history at the 2017 Grammy Awards after winning Best Rap Album for the streaming-only 'Coloring Book.' The artist gave a shoutout to SoundCloud, the music-sharing platform which serves as his primary distribution channel.
Internet February 13, 2017
Prince's music will be available to stream on Spotify, Apple Music and more starting Sunday.
Internet February 10, 2017
Spotify and AccuWeather launched a new website that reveals what kind of music trends based on the weather in the user’s location.
Internet February 7, 2017
Pandora streaming data will now be included in the Billboard top chart rankings in various genres. The programmed streaming service’s inclusion has already resulted in significant Hot 100 chart jumps for several songs popular on Pandora.
Internet January 31, 2017
Ed Sheeran has started off 2017 with two new hits. His just-released tracks 'Shape Of You' and 'Castle On The Hill' both individually broke Spotify’s record for most song streams in a single day.
Internet January 13, 2017
The music industry experienced growth in 2016, thanks to the popularity of streaming. Streaming sales shot up during the year, while physical sales of music as well as digital downloads continued to drop significantly.
Internet January 11, 2017
Pandora's app has been around longer than Apple Music or Spotify Premium but has been sidelined by other music streaming apps. All this could change as the company plans to publicly release Pandora Premium by the first quarter of 2017.
Apps/Software December 8, 2016
Amazon Music Unlimited, the on-demand music streaming service that is looking to compete with Spotify, has gone live in the UK on Nov. 14. Subscribers in the UK will need to shell out £7.99 or £9.99 per month depending on whether they are Prime members or non-Prime customers.
Apps/Software November 15, 2016
Spotify could be slowly killing the storage devices of users on the PC, Mac or Linux. Investigations revealed gigabytes of junk data being written in less than an hour, with the problem happening even while the app is idle.
Apps/Software November 11, 2016
The Weeknd’s smash hit ‘Starboy’ has retained the top position on Spotify’s U.S. Streaming Chart for a second week. Runner-up ‘Closer’ by The Chainsmokers is still on top globally, however.
Life & Style October 30, 2016
Pandora has just reported new financial and subscriber losses. Can its new on demand streaming service compete with Spotify, Apple Music and upstarts Amazon and iHeartRadio?
Internet October 27, 2016
Spotify has committed to continue offering a free listening tier for non-paying subscribers. The company has also stated that it will no longer pursue exclusives despite competitor Apple Music’s strategy of doing so.
Internet October 26, 2016
The Weeknd has just topped the latest Spotify weekly streaming chart with his new smash single ‘Starboy.’ The song beats out The Chainsmokers' mega-hit ‘Closer,’ which was number 1 for the last ten weeks, by a small margin, leaving next week’s title up for grabs.
Internet October 23, 2016
Pandora launched an app extension for Apple’s iMessage App Store on Oct. 13, providing a new way for users to share and discover music.
Apps/Software October 13, 2016